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Sosta Cucina

#217 of 3,173 Restaurants in Melbourne
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
North Melbourne
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12 Errol Street, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
+61 3 9329 2882
18:00 - 22:00
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Sun 12:00 - 15:00
Tue - Sun 18:00 - 22:00
Tue - Fri 12:00 - 15:00
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57 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had a beautiful set menu dinner here with friends for Valentine's Day and the food, wine and service was excellent. Lobster medallions, porcini, steak and dessert all excellent. Great Italian wine as well. Thank you.

Thank TimboH71
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33 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Noticed this restaurant on a trip to the local supermarket and liked the look of the food from the menu. The staff are extremely professional and friendly. The meals were delicious, my husband described his lamb as the best he'd eaten! Lots of seafood choices too. My crab linguine was beautiful, as were the vegetables we also ordered. Will be... More 

Thank Kerri M
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8 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wife and spend at least two weeks in Melbourne every year. Restaurants that are BYO are difficult to find. We like to explore Pinots that are Aussie and finding a good restaurant that allows us to bring a bottle of good wine is challenging. Sosta Cucina was a real find for us. The pasta is their strongest point. In... More 

Thank UsaAlr
Melbourne, Australia
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The food, service and attention to detail here are all top notch. I have dined here a handful of times and I would recommend it to anyone - it's as good as any Italian restaurant I have eaten at - big call but it has never disappointed. Congrats to all involved in this establishment.

Thank Jan C
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19 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

My partner and I both decided to have Livornese Fish stew. We were both disappointed there was 4 mussels 4 clams 2 small prawns and a sardine in a red broth which was overloaded with lemon juice, it tasted very strange and we both left most of it and walked out. The decor was excellent, the service very professional, we... More 

Thank Ron L
Melissa S, Owner at Sosta Cucina, responded to this review

Thanks for your feedback Ron, we are very dissapointed that your meal was not up to your standard, I would really love for both of you to give us another go especially with the Cacciucco alla Livornese as i had it for lunch today and loved it. Please let me know personally when you would like to come in and... More 

Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 December 2016 via mobile

We had a fantastic dinner at Sosta Cucina for a friends birthday. A balmy Melbourne evening with the large glass doors at the front, open to the sun and breeze. The service was outstanding and food excellent. We took some special wine for the evening and it was not a problem. How refreshing to be able to take your own... More 

Thank cathe_2012
Melbourne, Australia
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15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2016

What a lovely restaurant! The servers were professional and friendly and the food was just incredible. We had had a pretty hectic day and getting to the restaurant was a feat unto itself. I'm so glad we did. I had the Linguine with Blue Swimmer Crab, which had been recommended to me, and it was sublime. I followed this by... More 

Thank Mplusthree
Melissa S, Owner at Sosta Cucina, responded to this review

So glad you had a great night with your family, we look forward to seeing you soon. Grazie Mille. More 

Melbourne, Australia
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4 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

have been here three times now after stumbling across it. Atmosphere is great as is the service. there are many choices from the menu with a heavy focus on Italian wines which I'm not overly keen on due to not knowing them all that well. Our last visit was with the children aged 13 and 11, both enjoyed it especially... More 

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Lower Plenty, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016

I am not sure whether it was because of derby day but Sosta was very busy. Our group of four really enjoyed the atmosphere and naturally the cuisine. So a big tick for the calamari, the duck was very good, the flathead serving was smallish and the lamb delicious. We had the sides of potatoes and sweet peas which capped... More 

Thank Rayzor57
Melissa S, Owner at Sosta Cucina, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind words and constructive review Rayzor57, we hope to see you at Sosta Cucina soon. More 

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016 via mobile

Disappointed in tonight's meal at sosta. I had the duck and it was very over cooked. Tough and stringy and made me feel ill. Otherwise service was ok. :(

Thank mebeforeyou1960
Melissa S, Owner at Sosta Cucina, responded to this review

Thanks for your review mebeforeyou1960, we are extremely disappointed that you had a bad experience at Sosta Cucina and we are quite surprised with your complaint as we generally have rave reviews with our long standing duck dish. We would of loved if you could of addressed this at the time of your dinner so we could of flagged it... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Romantic
Open Hours
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 22:00
18:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 12 Errol Street, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Melbourne>  > North Melbourne
  • Neighbourhood: North Melbourne
  • Phone Number: +61 3 9329 2882

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?